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Posted: 29/03/2016 at 17:40
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

KT53  Gwyneth's post is dated  Sept 2013 - I dare say the price may have gone up a little since then

Apologies. I hadn't realised how old the post was.


Monty's Dog

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 13:42
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I've got a theory.

Every phone call to the BBC is logged and every month "they" have a meeting to discuss it. 

If we all called to complain every time GW is cancelled, do you think they'd get fed up and cancel something on bbc1 instead? 

I don't think there too much chance of GW being cancelled for sport on the Beeb any more.  They've pulled out of golf coverage and F1, gave up horse racing years ago.  That just leaves Wombledun, so maybe 2 programmes per year.

Love a bargain

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 13:37
Lyn wrote (see)

How will you fix that to the ground? 

I was about to ask the same question.  Unless there are long rods to push into the ground it will much less resistant to winds than a can structure.

Sharpening Lawnmower Blades

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 13:35

There are DIY kits available to do this but I have no idea how effective they are.  Search "cylinder mower sharpening".  I would certainly be inclined to check with local machinery maintenance places to get it done properly.  You shouldn't need to have it done every year.

Getting rid of ivy from a cherry tree

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 12:59
Verdun wrote (see)

Dead thick ivy is very easy to remove from a wall, fence etc. Give it 3 months for any sap to dry out.  

That is what I expected when I needed to remove ivy from a rendered wall.  However, the stuff I removed immediately came away clean.  The stuff higher up which I left to die left all the gripping 'roots' behind.  I had to go over the wall with a wire brush to remove them.


Monty's Dog

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 11:00
punkdoc wrote (see)

I find it interesting how many people on here, actively spend the whole programme, looking for things to criticise.

If you don't like it [ him ], then don't watch it.


I agree.  Whenever JS appears I switch over and keep flicking back in the hope that he's gone.!!

Getting rid of ivy from a cherry tree

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 10:55

There will probably be a lot of ivy which isn't actually attached to the tree.  You can certainly remove that immediately.  I actually found it easier to remove the thicker growth while it was live.  It seems to hold on even tighter when it's dead!!


Posted: 26/03/2016 at 18:54

There are restrictions on the quantity of plant items which can be imported from non EU countries too.

'Flitter arias'......

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 18:50

My mother once asked at a garden centre if they had any cystitus!

Levelling an area with top soil

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 11:27

Ideally you should level the soil by raking and then 'heel in' by walking all over with the pressure on your heels rather than the soles of your feet.  That will show up any high spots and hollows.  Rake over again to address those areas and then seed or turf.

Discussions started by KT53

Locking threads after period of inactivity.

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Paeony flowers

how long do I need to wait? 
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Does the site have 'stickies'?

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Identification please.

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Alpines in raised bed

would this work? 
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Alpines in raised bed

would it work? 
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British weather...

you really can't win. 
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Subscription copy

late again 
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Probably shouldn't be surprised but...

dry / wet ground 
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EU bans glyphosate

nanny state again 
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Can you identify this please I don't have a scoobie 
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No Gardeners World and

it hasn't even been dumped for proper football! 
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"Sunken" area of lawn to raise it? 
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How do I add quotes from previous posts?

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When will people learn the difference...

between "metres square" and "square metres". 
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